How comfortable are we getting with surveillance?

Two stories stood out to me recently:

  1. Apparently parents are completely OK with summer camps surveilling their children because they get to look in on them. (I thought sending kids away to camp was so they could unplug?)

  2. The rise of “black boxes” that monitor driving patterns in order to provide discounts on car insurance.

If you think surveillance capitalism is something happening behind the scenes—the sinister work of corporate executives creepily monitoring our lives—think again. We’re gladly opening the blinds.

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